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2020 Australian Antarctic Festival Postponed

Owing to circumstances well beyond our control, we are compelled to announce a postponement of the Australian Antarctic Festival for 2020. Though the event was not due to begin until late July, the present restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic make it impossible to lay the groundwork for this large and complex event. We deeply regret the disappointment this represents to our staff, volunteers, exhibitors and our audience. Our intention is to resume the Australian Antarctic Festival as soon as conditions allow.

Australian Antarctic Festival

The only event of its kind in Australia, the biennial Australian Antarctic Festival brings Antarctica to the Hobart waterfront. The Festival provides visitors with the opportunity to board and inspect the nation’s research and supply vessels and enjoy a fascinating program of Antarctic science and discovery.

Visit Hobart and learn what Australians do in the highest, driest, windiest and coldest place on earth.

29 July TO 3 August 2020

Festival Postponed dates to be advised

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Hobart waterfront
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‘Gentoo’ photo © Sam Edmonds. Winner 2018 Photography Competition

The City of Hobart: Australia's Antarctic Port

A thriving centre for science, logistics, shipping and crew transport servicing the Southern Ocean, Sub-Antarctic Islands and Antarctica itself.

The Festival is a time to celebrate the work of the Antarctic community and the huge contribution it makes to the social fabric and working economy of Tasmania. Further details coming soon, including information about our: 2019 photography competition; tours; venues; festival program; symposiums; art events; and more.

Australian Federal Stamp and Postcard Exhibition

30 July to 2 August 2020
Brooke Street Pier, Hobart

This is a non-competitive Exhibition with limited frames available. Exhibits of philatelic material, postcards and Antarctic collectables are eligible to be shown. The standard 16-sheet APF frames will be used and a unique silver exhibition medal will be presented to all exhibitors.

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Antarctica, 1973. NAA: A6135, K18/7/73/129

Chilled: Antarctic Life
Inside and Out

24 July to 7 November 2020
State Library of Tasmania

FREE EXHIBITION
Days of dark and nights of light. Blizzards and katabatic gales. Remoteness like no other. Accidents, incidents, celebrations and distractions. A unique insight into the lives of Antarctic expeditioners.

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OUR PRINCIPAL SUPPORTERS

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OUR SUPPORTERS & PARTNERS

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Help conserve Australia’s rich Antarctic heritage.

The Foundation is a not for profit charity seeking funds to promote and encourage public interest in the nation’s Antarctic history including the conservation of Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica.

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient with all monetary donations tax deductible.

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